Tosmaidan firing range: Villagers hold protests; threaten Amarnath-like agitation if lease is extended to Army

Tosmaidan firing range: Villagers hold protests; threaten Amarnath-like agitation if lease is extended to Army

Srinagar:  Various social organizations Saturday staged massive protest demonstrations here and threatened of mass agitation if the state government extends lease over Tosmaidan meadow to the Army. Hundreds of protestors carrying banners and placards gathered under the banner of J&K RTI Movement and Tosmaidan Bachao Front at the Press Enclave here shouting anti-government slogans. The […]

On 21st foundation day Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat vows to ‘carry forward struggle for freedom’

On 21st foundation day Mirwaiz-led Hurriyat vows to ‘carry forward struggle for freedom’

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Saturday observed the 21st foundation day of the pro-freedom amalgam and reiterated to carry forward the struggle for Kashmiris right to self-determination “inspite of difficulties and hardships.” In a statement, the amalgam spokesman said that “a special joint session of its Executive Council, General Council and Working […]

NC’s only ideology is to gain power: Hurriyat (G)

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani Sunday said that chief minister Omar Abdullah’s statement that the upcoming parliamentary elections are the battle of ideologies was a “joke.” In a statement, the spokesman of the pro-freedom amalgam said that “National Conference has never believed in any ideology.” “However this party and its leadership have […]

Match fallout: PRC J&K visits Sharda University

Srinagar: K B Aggarwal, Principal Resident Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir in New Delhi, on Saturday visited Sharda University in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. “A group of six students, including some from Kashmir, have been expelled from the hostel of the university for violating campus discipline. The students are however, allowed to attend their classes […]

Hizb pays tributes to slain commanders

Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen has paid tributes to its slain commanders on their death anniversary. Hizb spokesman Saleem Hashmi in a statement said, “A meeting of Hizb Command Council was held in Muzaffarabad under the chairmanship of   Deputy Chief, Saifullah Khalid, where rich tributes were paid to Gazi Naseeb-ud-Din, Engineer Firdous Kirmani, Commander Manzoor Khan and […]

LS polls: Parties asked to adhere to code of conduct

JAMMU: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Umang Narula on Friday asked political parties to abide by the model code of conduct of the Election Commission of India (ECI) during the 5-phase Lok Sabha elections in the state. Narula requested representatives of political parties to cooperate with the officials and strictly adhere to guidelines of ECI regarding […]

‘SRTC made appointments without advertisement’

Srinagar: The State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) in its reply to an applicant under Right to Information Act has revealed that no advertisement was issued by it for filling up of the posts of apprentice engineers during the National Conference government in 1996-97. According to a local news agency CNS, in reply to the information […]

Rajouri contractors to go on hunger strike against payment delay

RAJOURI: The contractors at Rajouri have called for a hunger strike on Tuesday against the delay in payments by the Irrigation and Flood Control Department for the works that have been completed in 2011. The contractors who met under the chairmanship of district president Rajouri Ishfaq Ahmed Mirza saidf the protest will be held  in […]

Hoteliers demand moratorium period for construction of STPs

SRINAGAR: In the backdrop of the government’s plan to develop Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs) in Srinagar city for waste management, the Valley hoteliers have demanded moratorium period and suspension of the ban on the operation of the hotels having more than 19 rooms and running without a STP. A delegation of hoteliers under the banner […]